Grand Prix F1 Could Remain in São Paulo After all

Interlagos Race Track has been approved not for privatization but to be sold to a Concessionary, meaning the Grande Prix may remain in São Paulo.

By Harold Emert

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Seeking to maintain Formula 1 in São Paulo as Rio de Janeiro seeks to take it over, São Paulo's Municipal Council approved on Wednesday the "concession and not privatization" of the famous Grand Prix to maintain it at Interlagos.

The Council's President Eduardo Tuma says "the concession guarantees that F-1 will remain in São Paulo because whoever is the concessionaire will be interested in promoting the event. The city wins out with this because it is different than privatization, which would mean the sale and possibly real . . .

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